Asset-building policies and innovations in Asia

Michael Sherraden, Li Zou, Hok Bun Ku, Suo Deng, Sibin Wang

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Abstract

Asia has long been a testing ground for efforts to augment financial and social security by developing assets that may support individuals and households and contribute to long-term social development. Rapid growth in the number and breadth of asset-based social policies has prompted Asian scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to share lessons from current efforts and chart future directions. This book offers a unique collection of macro- and micro-level analyses on asset-based social development and compares and contrasts national social policies across the Asia Pacific region. Many asset-building policies and programmes have been undertaken in Asia, and innovative proposals continue to emerge. The contributions in this book present and assess this broad, often nuanced, and evolving landscape, and offer an insightful analysis of the evolution of asset-building policies, innovative programmes in rural populations, asset-based interventions to facilitate the development and well-being of children, as well as case studies on new, ground-breaking asset-building projects. Asset-Building Policies and Innovation in Asia will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Asian social policy, social welfare, social development and social work.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages291
ISBN (Electronic)9781317577782
ISBN (Print)9781138825819
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 20 Nov 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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